Re: Attempt at HTML 2.1 (tables)

Maurizio Codogno (
Thu, 22 Jun 95 11:05:10 EDT

Bert writes:

% The current consensus seems to be that between HTML 2.0 and 3.0 there
% ought to be small, incremental steps, so that eventually nothing
% controversial remains for HTML 3.0.

% So here is my attempt at defining such a small, incremental step. The
% only thing it does is to allow a TABLE element everywhere that a P is
% allowed, bringing HTML to version 2.1.

While I agree that it is important to have small incremental steps toward
HTML3, i was thinking about if it would be better to leave them as
independent extensions: that is, instead that having

Tabular material in HTML

(HyperText Markup Language 2.1)

we should have

An Extension to HTML2:

Tabular material

In this way, whenever consensus is reached on something it could be
implemented, while the sequential strategy could block development in case
of controversial issues.

ciao, .mau.